<p><a href="http://www.buzzhits.com"><b>BuzzHits</b></a><br> There are two elements to what BuzzHits is doing. Both use what the company calls impulse response technology technology that helps people find out things they want to know fast and that helps advertisers and retailers get information to people before they lose interest. <p><a href="http://www.popularpower.com"><b>Popular Power<br> </b> </a>Distributed computing is closely related to peer-to-peer computing (services like Napster). With peer-to-peer each users PC becomes a server, thereby spreads the load of sending and receiving information. With distributed computing a task that takes a lot of computer power (like doing complex mathematical calculations) is farmed out in small chunks to many PCs via the Internet, each of which becomes a small, temporary part of a virtual super computer. </p> <p>As the <a href="http://www.ebrary.com"><b>ebrary website</b></a> asks: "Why should copyrighted content on the Internet be hidden?" Currently, Internet users access content of value on the web in one of two ways: through paid subscriptions or by purchasing sight-unseen. Both methods restrict content exposure. ebrarys proprietary technology maximizes content exposure by allowing unrestricted viewing access while prohibiting unpaid reproduction (pasting, printing, and downloading). <p>ebrary, in other words, is like a regular library you can go in and see what they have. But its better than a library because if you like what you see, you can instantly buy it.</p> <p ><a href="http://www.achieva.com"> <b> Achieva College Prep Services</b></a> was co-founded by Carlos Watson in December 1996. They have quickly become a major regional player in the arena of helping high school students research, prepare for and apply to college. Now they have gone national with their web site achieva.com. <p>College prep is something that high schools have historically done a lot of the work on themselves, but in times of increasing demand for scarce education resources many schools find they cant offer the kind of service that many parents want so room has opened up for private providers like Achieva. At first they were going to open up physical locations in schools, but now they plan to offer most of their services online. If that seems to sit at odds with the idea that the best college prep is done one-on-one, Carlos Watson believes he can offer a good (and cheap) service to students (and schools) through the web that is still highly customized (see articles listed above).